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epexegesis Line breaks: ep|exe|gesis
Pronunciation: /ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs/

Definition of epexegesis in English:

noun (plural epexegeses ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒiːsiːz)

[mass noun]
The addition of words to clarify meaning.


Pronunciation: /ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk/
Pronunciation: /ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Now, was the Full Court, in your submission, doing justice to what the English Court of Appeal was doing in Beecham, to treat that, as it were, as epexegetical of paragraph 38, because there is a large extract set out immediately before?
  • We said there that the clauses are epexegetical, but it does not follow that they are to be disregarded.
  • Section 37 is just epexegetical of 73 of the Constitution.


Late 16th century: from Greek epexēgēsis, from epi 'in addition' + exēgēsis 'explanation' (see exegesis).

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